Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Portland

Popcorn Ceiling Removal  in PortlandPopcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn ceiling removal is a very delicate subject and many factors need to be considered prior to removal.  Acoustical (popcorn) ceilings used to be very popular back in the day.  Unfortunately, many popcorn ceilings are composed of asbestos.  Therefore popcorn ceiling removal should be performed by a licensed, bonded and insured asbestos removal specialist.  So, the first step is to test your ceiling or hire an asbestos removal contractor to do it.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Testing

Not all popcorn ceilings contain asbestos.  To know for sure, submit a popcorn ceiling sample for laboratory analysis either through a contractor or by gathering the sample yourself.  Cost for the testing is minimal, typically $25/sample.  If you choose to take a ceiling sample for lab analysis yourself, you will need to do the following:

1.  Fill  a spray bottle with water mixed with a few drops of liquid detergent.

2.  Thoroughly wet the sample area and allow time for the water to soak in.

3.  With a putty knife and while wearing rubber gloves, carefully scrape about one square inch of popcorn ceiling from the area into a plastic bag and seal it.  Take a few random samples throughout the ceiling area.

4.  Take the samples to an asbestos testing lab.

If the test comes back positive for asbestos in your ceiling, then what?  Might be time for popcorn ceiling removal.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – The Next Step

Popcorn Ceiling RemovalAsbestos is only a problem if the fibers are released into the air.  Popcorn ceilings that are in good repair and not disturbed by cuts or tears will not release asbestos fibers.  So you may choose not to do popcorn ceiling removal after all.  If you choose to keep it, and you want to paint the ceiling, it is highly recommended you spray paint on the surface instead of rolling.  However, keep in mind that painting the surface also seals it, and if in the future you want to perform popcorn ceiling removal, then painting these ceilings may prevent you from safely removing it because popcorn ceiling removal is highly dependent on your ability to thoroughly wet the material before disturbing it.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal  – Are you Prepared For The Health Risks Associated With Asbestos Removal Yourself?

Airborne asbestos is a serious health hazard!!  Breathing asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer and other diseases.  Without proper breathing equipment and body coverage at all times, when working with asbestos from popcorn ceiling removal, you or anyone in the vicinity of the removal area may be at serious risk.  Therefore it’s very important to hire a licensed, bonded and insured asbestos specialist like Champion Property Improvement.  Please feel free to call us today!

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Leave It Up To The Professionals

If the thought of dealing with asbestos makes you nervous then let the professionals do all the work.  It’s better in the long run to make sure the popcorn ceiling removal is done correctly then to gamble with the risks involved.   Champion Property Improvement can help you with ALL your remodeling needs.  Check out our website to see the services we offer or call us today for a free consultation and quote.  We’re here to help in any way.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Local Areas We Serve

Champion Property Improvement is a leading popcorn ceiling removal contractor in Oregon and Washington.

Oregon: Beaverton; Bend; Canby; Central Oregon; Clackamas; Dayton; Dundee; Forest Grove; Hillsboro; Hood River; Keizer; Lake Oswego; McMinnville; Newberg; Oregon City; Portland; Sherwood; St. Paul ; Tigard; Troutdale; Tualatin; West Linn; Wilsonville; Woodburn and more.

Washington: Bellingham; Bremerton; Camas; Centralia; Chehalis; Edmonds; Everett; Federal Way; Fife; Kalama; Kelso; Kent; Kirkland; Long Beach; Olympia; Pasco; Port Townsend; Seattle; Vancouver; Woodland and more.

For more information on the services we offer, please visit our website at www.championpropertyimprovement.com.